Assistant Librarian, College of Law

University of Cincinnati

Date: 6 days ago
City: Cincinnati, OH
Contract type: Full time
University of Cincinnati

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job Overview

The Instructional & Reference Services Librarian is a tenure-track position and reports to the Associate Director of the Law Library.

Essential Functions

  • Participates in formal and informal research instruction, including, but not limited to, the Legal Research & Writing program and potentially the Advanced Legal Research class. Collaborates with colleagues on the Legal Research Competency program. Creates instructional material, research guides, and promotional materials as needed.

  • Provides research and reference services to all library users.

  • Participates in the liaison program for faculty including, but not limited to, monitoring the research interests of those faculty, providing research services to those faculty, and training and supporting the work of student research assistants of those faculty. Supports faculty scholarship through work with the law library’s institutional repository.

  • Collaborates in policy making and planning for public services.

  • Works with the Associate Director in developing and coordinating library outreach activities and materials, including the library’s social media presence, to engage the law school community and other library users

  • Participates in the collection development process; suggests and advises on the selection of library materials.

  • Serves on Law Library and other UC inter-jurisdictional library committees as appropriate.

Minimum Requirements

  • M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution and 3-5 years’ work experience in a law library OR J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, plus current enrollment in an M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of legal resources and legal research in electronic and print formats

  • Commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the law library, law school, and university community

  • Strong service orientation

  • Effective oral and written communications skills

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Interest in and ability to contribute to the profession via research and service

Additional Qualifications Considered

Training or instruction experience

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.

  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.

  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.

  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.

  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.

  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.

  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a
Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

REQ: 91983


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